Tottenham 'are interested in making an approach for Matteo Guendouzi'

Tottenham ‘are interested in making an approach for Marseille midfielder Matteo Guendouzi’, say shock reports in France, despite his past with bitter rivals Arsenal… ‘but Aston Villa are in pole position for his signature’

  • Tottenham have expressed reported interest in midfielder Matteo Guendouzi
  • The Frenchman garnered a reputation for having a bad attitude at Arsenal
  • Guendouzi has apparently caught the eye of a host of Premier League clubs

Tottenham have been linked with a summer move for former Arsenal midfielder  Matteo Guendouzi as the club look to bolster their midfield ranks.

Spurs have reportedly joined the race to land the Frenchman who is also viewed by West Ham as the successor to Declan Rice should he leave for the Gunners.

Guendouzi was sold to Marseille in 2022 after a previous loan spell at the Ligue 1 side who are pushing for Champions League qualification, but could return to the Premier League in the upcoming transfer window.

The 24-year-old was previously reprimanded for his attitude at Arsenal after taunting Brighton players over their salary compared to his then £40k-per-week Arsenal wage.

However, that hasn’t stopped Tottenham from registering their interest with Marseille over a possible transfer that would see Guendouzi return to London, according to Get French Football. 

Marseille midfielder Matteo Guendouzi could be on his way to Tottenham in the summer

Guendouzi (left) formerly of Arsenal garnered a reputation for having a bad attitude at times

The combative midfielder has caught the eye after making 41 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring five goals and registering five assists in the process.

But, it is further reported that Guendouzi could reject a move to Tottenham in favour of Unai Emery’s Aston Villa who are believed to be in prime position. 

He made 82 appearances for Arsenal during a three-year spell where he won the FA Cup before spending a season on loan at Hertha Berlin prior to Marseille.

The midfielder would add international experience to a Spurs side lacking quality having seen an increase in national team minutes since arriving back in the French top-flight. 

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is expected to reinforce the club’s first-team in the transfer window

He was part of Didier Deschamps’s side that lost last year’s World Cup final to Argentina and made one appearance at the competition in Qatar. 

Any future transfers could hinge on the approval of the next incoming Tottenham head coach, with Ryan Mason in charge on a temporary basis until the end of the season.

Feyenoord boss Ame Slot has recently emerged as a strong candidate to take over the vacancy after guiding the Dutch side to the Eredivisie title.

Funds for new arrivals could be raised by selling Tottenham’s star striker Harry Kane after reports emerged suggesting the England captain’s representatives  

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